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  1. Now Available: Translation and Linguistic Hybridity

    Translation and Linguistic Hybridity is now available to purchase and recommend to a librarian. This volume outlines a new approach to the study of linguistic hybridity and its translation in cross-cultural writing. By building on concepts from narratology, cognitive poetics, stylistics, and film studies, it explores how linguistic hybridity contributes to the reader’s construction of the textual agents’ world-view and how it can be exploited in order to encourage the reader to empathise with one world-view rather than another and, consequently, how translation shifts in linguistic hybridity can affect the world-view that the reader constructs.

  2. Now Available: Language and Masculinities

    Edited by Tommaso M. Milani, this volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof’s 1997 volume. Overall, the chapters are linked together by a critical analytical perspective that seeks to understand the relationships between discourse, masculinities, and power. Purchase your copy today or recommend this book to a librarian

  3. Now Available: Metonymy and Language

    Metonymy and Language presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ‘fit for purpose’ and how it achieves such great subtlety and flexibility. 

    This book is now available to purchase and recommend to a librarian

  4. Now Available: Methods for the Ethnography of Communication

    Methods for the Ethnography of Communication is a guide to conducting ethnographic research in classroom and community settings that introduces students to the field of ethnography of communication, and takes them through the recursive and nonlinear cycle of ethnographic research. Drawing on the mnemonic that Hymes used to develop the Ethnography of SPEAKING, the authors introduce the innovative CULTURES framework to provide a helpful structure for moving through the complex process of collecting and analyzing ethnographic data and addresses the larger "how-to" questions that students struggle with when undertaking ethnographic research.

    More information can be found here and instructors can request a complimentary e-Inspection copy here.

  5. Now Available: Language, Literacy and Diversity

    Language, Literacy and Diversity, edited by Christopher Stroud, Mastin Prinsloo, is now available for purchase. This book brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism and globalization. Recommend it to your librarian today!

  6. Now Available: Acquiring Pragmatics

    Acquiring Pragmatics offers a comprehensive synthesis of state-of-the-art research on the acquisition of pragmatics. It introduces the current topics of research in theoretical pragmatics and explores the issues they raise for language acquisition research and the new experimental designs which have been developed to address them. Purchase or request a complimentary e-inspection copy today. 

  7. Now Available: User-Centered Translation

    User-Centered Translation by Tytti Suojanen, Kaisa Koskinen, and Tiina Tuominen is now availalble for purchase and as a complimentary e-Inspection copy. Including assignments, case studies and real-life scenarios ranging from the translation of user instructions and EU texts to literary and audiovisual translation, this is an essential guide for students, translators and researchers.

  8. Translingual Practice wins the MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize

    Congratulations to Suresh Canagarajah, whose book Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations received the Modern Language Association's Thirty-Third Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize! According to the association, the prize is awarded to qualifying outstanding works in language, culture, literature, or literacy with emphasis in the teaching of English. The prize will be awarded at the upcoming MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, Canada. Learn more about the winning title here

  9. Social Communication Development and Disorders

    NEW  This new standout volume is the first to describe developmental areas associated with social competence and social communication, as well as provide evidence-based information on effective assessment and intervention for children who have problems with social communication and social interactions. 

  10. Unusual Productions in Phonology

    NEW    The universalist view that acquisition of phonology is guided by universal principles has been the dominant position for decades. More recently, an alternative view has brought into focus the relationship between developmental markedness and language-specific input frequencies. With entirely original chapters on non-ambient-like productions by typically and atypically developing children, and second language learners, Unusual Productions in Phonology delves deeply into these competing explanations to show that patterns observed do not uniquely lend themselves to one or the other explanations.

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